The Little Colonel

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Weekday Matinee Series - Classic Movies and Musicals

The Little Colonel

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 10 December 2015

Shirley Temple’s first costume picture and thought to be one of her best pictures of any kind, The Little Colonel is best known for the famous staircase dance between Robinson and Temple. It was the first interracial dance pairing in Hollywood history and was so controversial that it was cut out in the south.

As the rambunctious “Little Colonel,” Shirley Temple demonstrates her acting range as well as her lovable charm and song-and-dance showmanship in this affecting post-Civil War story. After a blistery Southern colonel (Lionel Barrymore) banishes his daughter (Evelyn Venable) for marrying a Northerner (John Lodge), he refuses to see her even when she returns years later with her young daughter. As outspoken as her grandfather, the ingenious child turns on plenty of charm and fireworks to set things right.

Tickets include tea and biscuits (Served from 10am – 10:30am)

Year: 1935
Roadshow Public Performance Licensing

Dates & Times:
Thursday 10 December
Tea and biscuits – 10am
Screening – 10:30am

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David Butler

Buddy G. DeSylva

William M. Conselman (Screen Play and Adaptation)
Anne Fellows Johnston (Based on the story The Little Colonel)
David Butler (Contributor to screen play construction – Uncredited)

Shirley Temple
Lionel Barrymore
Evelyn Venable
John Lodge
Sidney Blackmer


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Approximately 1 hour 21 minutes (No interval), plus tea and biscuits

Ticket Prices

Sidekicks Adult $12
Sidekicks Concession $9
Adult $15
Concession $12
F/T Student $12
Child Under 16 $10

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00